Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed profile


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Training and intelligence
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel wants to please. They are generally easy dogs to train, as they are clever and biddable. Cavaliers are naturally clean, which makes housetraining easier.

Temperament
Cavlier King Charles Spaniels are renown for being excellent and close companions for children. However, do make sure that children are gentle with this small dog, especially if you bring the dog in as a puppy. Cavaliers can be very active, although they are cuddly too, and relish curling up on your lap.

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
Although they are very peaceful dogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels will probably bark to alert you to the fact that someone in approaching the house. They view everyone as a friend, and are not a problem with strange people or dogs. They can however have a tendency to shyness, so socialisation is necessary.

Grooming and shedding
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's coat can tangle, so at least weekly grooming and combing is necessary. They do shed, although brushing and bathing will help decrease shedding around the house.

Exercise
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are playful, active dogs. They can build up to considerable exercise gradually.

Need for company
Separation anxiety can be a problem with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. They bond very closely with their family, and want to be with them as much as possible, and if possible in contact with them.

General
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are versatile dogs - they are active enough to make excellent playmates for children, yet gentle enough to happily keep older, more sedentary people company. Their friendly outlook and portable size makes them a popular choice as a family pet.

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Books


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Kennel Club Dog Breed Series)

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One of the world's most popular and beloved toy breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a lively, sporting little dog with the confidence and personality of a dog many times his size. A refined pure-bred, the Cavalier boasts a long, silky coat in four traditional color varieties and a pleasing personality ....


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)

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Although descended from hunting dogs, this animal is an ideal house pet—playful, small, fun-loving, easy to train, and very tolerant of children. The author provides detailed advice on what to look for when purchasing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, along with a wealth of information on health care, ....


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Your Happy Healthy Pet

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Your Happy Healthy Pet The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly! Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are equally at home in a castle or a condo, the city or the country. ....



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Spaniels watching the demonstration

This was so sweet! - King Charles Spaniels watching the medieval fighting demonstration.

This was so sweet! - King Charles Spaniels watching the medieval fighting demonstration.

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Bella the Cavalier King Charles 9 weeks old

Shes a bit bigger now but this is my baby Bella when she was about 9 weeks old

Shes a bit bigger now but this is my baby Bella when she was about 9 weeks old

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Kito The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

My Beautiful Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Called Kito.

My Beautiful Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Called Kito.

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Nelly

This is my 5 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Nelly. She is the best dog I could have have ever wanted and she LOVES my cat and my cat loves her. They cry when they're seperated.

This is my 5 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Nelly. She is the best dog I could have have ever wanted and she LOVES my cat and my cat loves her. They cry when they're seperated.

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Niko! Possibly the cutest CKCS ever :)

This is Niko, my 9 month CKCS. This is the LOVE of my life! He loves to play in the snow, go hiking and he love love loves dog parks. He thinks he is a big dog :) whenever we go to the dog park he only plays with the biggest dogs there!!! Oh and did I mention he's a little smarty pants that can do tons of neat tricks. Yep, he's gem!
Sara

This is Niko, my 9 month CKCS. This is the LOVE of my life! He loves to play in the snow, go hiking and he love love loves dog parks. He thinks he is a big dog :) whenever we go to the dog park he only plays with the biggest dogs there!!! Oh and did I mention he's a little smarty pants that can do tons of neat tricks. Yep, he's gem!

Sara

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My sweet baby, Lucy

Lucy is a 6 month old Cavalier. She is the best dog I have ever had!

Lucy is a 6 month old Cavalier. She is the best dog I have ever had!

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Dusty

Dusty, the best friend we have.

Dusty, the best friend we have.

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Cleo and Henry

These are my two puppies cleo and henry, they are both about 1 year old, henry(the ruby) is a bit older than cleo(the tri)
I love them both so much, they are the best dog breed in the world!

These are my two puppies cleo and henry, they are both about 1 year old, henry(the ruby) is a bit older than cleo(the tri)
I love them both so much, they are the best dog breed in the world!

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Bella & Cozmo sleeping on the couch - 8th July 2007

Owner - Cindy

Owner - Cindy

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My Dog Angel

My gorgeous Cavalier Angel

My gorgeous Cavalier Angel

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SUH-WEET!

my little puppie hair is falling out the vet is baffaflled outherwise hes heatly what can i do anyone know hes a king charkes cavilier

Our Cavvie is the perfect pet except for one big fault, and this is that if we let him off the lead he won't come when called as he's too busy having a lovely time sniffing at everything. It is annoying to have to backtrack to get him and then put him back on the lead, when we'd love to see him run free and have a great time like other dogs.

I have a 5yr old blenheim cavalier who is the most perfect, loving dog you could want (a fury angel!) One big problem though, mitral valve disease is going to cut short his life - will be very lucky to see his 6th birthday the way things are going. (Health certificates were seen from his breeder). For this and other health reasons related to this breed I would not get another one. I actually am beginning to wonder about the ethics of breeding these dogs that have such devastating genetic health problems. These terrible health problems couldn't happen to a nicer breed of dog. So very sad.

I have a caveleir king charles spaniel. They are gorgeos and they make great family dogs

I love this breed there friendly, clever, sensative but so playful and great companions to anyone!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are so cute!!!!!!!!!

I have a cavalier king charles spaniel he is the most loving and fun dog we have ever had . he is definatly one of the family now.

We have a black and tan Cavalier, and although I grew up a complete cat person, this dog has changed my entire perspective. She is the sweetest, most loving animal I have ever encountered. She is not the smartest creature out there, but she has learned 'sit,' 'fetch,' 'come,' 'stay,' and 'speak.' She's at the door waiting for you every time you enter, and she wants nothing more than to be touching or cuddling you at all times. Well, WELL worth the price tag!

my family and i have 2 cavalier king charles spainiels and they are the best dogs you could get but they are a little over weight does any one no a good size wait 4 a dog?

I have a 6 month old blenheim that I got in December and he is the best dog that i have known. He is always folowing me and loves to sleep with me on my lap.

They are so cute!!!!!!!I have one i got it for christmas one year i still remember that day.Everything about them is really true.My dogs name is Anzac he is really cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have a c k c spaniel and he is so loving it is unbelievable , but he can be nasty whe he growls but thats just him - from previous owners. He is a ruby colour and loves a cuddle he is so pritti but checky aswell!

lOVE YA REX! (THATS HIS NAME):D <3

I would love to get a cavalier king charles spainiel as they are not two big but i also go on some holidays and enjoy sailing. Their health problems seem to go on for ever. Could anyone give me some advice. I love this type of dog.

Two at my feet at the moment. I love an active, sporty dog, but as a single woman, pledge to keep breeds that I can carry home from trail walks or load into the car myself if we ever have an emergency. These little guys are an incredible hybrid of sporty fun in a small package. They will jump in a creek in one minute and lay on a pillow (after a bath) in the next. Never met man nor beast who is not completely charmed by the Cavalier!

I have always wanted a cavalier. I finally got one and he is the sweetest dog ever!

my little cavalier king charles, Tasha Daisy Donna Cocoa Cherry Blossom Sweet Pea Petunia Godiva, is the cutest on the planet!!!!!!!!!! she is sooo smart and cuddly, she loves everybody! she is soooooooooooo cute and has a perfect face and markings! i have never seen a dog quite like her before, she is amazing! she is so loveable and always has to be beside you!i think that cavaliers rule and i would never buy another breed of dog!!!! she would never hurt anybody and has never bit!!! I LOVE MY LITTLE BABY SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!

I have a 10 month old blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and when I first got him he didn't go on a pad that well so we switched to walking him twice a day and it is great. Often we go to the dog run in battery park or madsion square park and have a great time. I suggest that you brush twice or three times a week because once I brushed his hair on monday and when I was going to brush him on saturday he had a big knot on the back of his ear and it was really close to his skin so now I have to ask a vet to cut it. He is a wonderful dog though. Smart, playful and my best pal.

I recently posted about my Cavalier who is a 10 month old blenheim and i just want to tell the person who was anonymus and said that their health problems go on forever. My cavalier is 10 months old and the last time i got him checked( about 2 weeks ago) there was nothing wrong with him, but i read that they are prone to heart problems and that they can get overweight easily. Hope this helped

from chloe and Dallas (my cavalier)

hi i had a very hoorible terrier but our little king charles even changed him around and he was 10 yrs old so they realy are great for everything kenny isn grumpy any more but happy hes got a little hunny to sllep besde every nite

i have a bleniem and she is the most origianll puppy
she is deifinantly the ccutest
she is so loyal, and barks and whines if any of my family leave her. she enjoys walks
and is the best
love you milllie

They are amazing. With the coolest personality and a face that makes you smile. They are adorable and so playful. I HEART CAVELIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<333333

P.S. my family doesn't have one yet but a lot of people i know has them. we're getting one next year. YEAH!

i have a cavalier king charles spaniels
and he's a great dog i'd recomend him...
for a first time owner and anyone
wishing
to purchase a dog in my opinion a cavalier king charles spaniel any day of the week its a great dog and loyal companion